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The black God's drums /

by Clark, P. Djèlí [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 111 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781250294715; 1250294711.Subject(s): African American teenagers -- Fiction | Airships -- Fiction | Weapons -- Fiction | Pirates -- Fiction | New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Science fiction | Steampunk fiction | Science fiction | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Steampunk fiction | Science fiction | Fantasy fictionSummary: "Creeper, a scrappy young teen, is done living on the streets of New Orleans. Her sights are set on securing passage aboard Captain Ann-Marie's smuggler airship Midnight Robber, earning the captain's trust using a secret about a kidnapped Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls the Black God's Drums. But Creeper keeps another secret close to her heart-- Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, who speaks inside her head and grants her divine powers. And Oya has her own priorities ..."--Page 4 of cover.
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<p> Rising science fiction and fantasy star P. Djèlí Clark brings an alternate New Orleans of orisha, airships, and adventure to life in his immersive debut novella The Black God's Drums . </p> <p> Alex Award Winner! <br> <br> In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air--in particular, by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber . Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie's trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God's Drums.</p> <p>But Creeper also has a secret herself: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head, and may have her own ulterior motivations.</p> <p>Soon, Creeper, Oya, and the crew of the Midnight Robber are pulled into a perilous mission aimed to stop the Black God's Drums from being unleashed and wiping out the entirety of New Orleans.</p> <p> "A sinewy mosaic of Haitian sky pirates, wily street urchins, and orisha magic. Beguiling and bombastic!"-- New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld </p>

"Creeper, a scrappy young teen, is done living on the streets of New Orleans. Her sights are set on securing passage aboard Captain Ann-Marie's smuggler airship Midnight Robber, earning the captain's trust using a secret about a kidnapped Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls the Black God's Drums. But Creeper keeps another secret close to her heart-- Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, who speaks inside her head and grants her divine powers. And Oya has her own priorities ..."--Page 4 of cover.

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